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Lakers officially choose not to stretch out Steve Nash's salary

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The deadline for the Lakers to use the "stretch" provision on Steve Nash passed over the weekend.
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Lakers' week in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers added their 13th player last week, signing rookie guard Jordan Clarkson to a two-year contract.
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Watch Jeremy Lin meet Jeremy Lin at Madame Tussauds

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Last week, Jeremy Lin was immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
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D-Fenders hire Phil Hubbard to coach Lakers' D-League affiliate

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The D-Fenders have hired Phil Hubbard as the head coach of the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate.
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Lakers work out Michael Beasley again, audition other free agents

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Free-agent forward Michael Beasley worked out this week for the Lakers for the second time.
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Jordan Clarkson's rookie Lakers contract guaranteed

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers have signed Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson, after acquiring the 6-foot-5 combination guard on draft night from the Washington Wizards (46th overall pick) for $1.8 million in cash.
  • 7 days ago
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Former Laker Darius Morris: Kobe Bryant 'one of the best' teammates

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Former Lakers point guard Darius Morris recently signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • 7 days ago
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Gambling website gives Lakers 66-1 odds for 2014-15 NBA title

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — After a 27-win season, the Lakers are not a favorite to win the NBA title this coming year.
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Lakers' week in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — August is a common vacation month in the NBA, but that didn't stop Lakers executives Mitch Kupchak and John Black from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Kupchak was nominated by...
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Shaquille O'Neal compares Kobe and LeBron but calls Dr. J 'greatest'

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Through his 19-year career, Shaquille O'Neal played with both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
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Can Lakers stay close enough to make playoff push in April?

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — If the Lakers can stay healthy this season, after an injury-plagued, 27-win 2013-14, the team may be able to rebound through March with a winning record.
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Mitch Kupchak, John Black of Lakers take the ALS ice bucket challenge

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Thursday, two Lakers executives took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.
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San Francisco's Madame Tussauds to unveil Jeremy Lin figure

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin on Thursday is set to help unveil a wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
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March may be make-or-break stretch on Lakers' schedule

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — After a 27-55 season, the Lakers hope to be far more competitive this coming season.
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Dodgers' Stan Kasten nominates Mitch Kupchak for ice bucket challenge

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Tuesday, Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and chief executive, accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge after being nominated by the San Francisco Giants.
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Byron Scott begins mentorship at Centennial High School

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Tuesday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott visited Centennial High School in Compton to announce his mentorship with the school's Male Academy.
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Light February schedule offers Lakers a chance to climb in standings

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The rebuilding Lakers may be able to near or even hit .500 through the end of January, after a busy three months of play.
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January could be a critical and difficult month for the Lakers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers may be able to hover around .500 through November and December.  The first month of the season will be a challenge, but a road-heavy December could be manageable for the Lakers.
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Despite 10 of 15 on the road, Lakers' December schedule may be doable

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — After a busy start to the season, playing 10 of 17 at home through October and November, the Lakers hit the road for most of December.
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Blog Articles

Money's there at the U.S. Open, but where's the fire?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — A couple of items in a record book brought a real jolt the other day.
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Meet 'Dot' Finerty, almost 100, and whose Dodgers links predate Scully

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Erskine) — Let me introduce you to Dorothy "Dot" Finerty. The crafty right-hander turns 100 this month, and will celebrate by throwing out the first pitch at Wednesday's noon game against the Nationals.
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Dodgers' Alex Guerrero is looking to the future, not the past

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kevin Baxter) — Dodger infielder Alex Guerrero appeared to on the verge of being called from the minors in May. But a dugout altercation with teammate Miguel Olivo ended with Olivo biting off a piece of...
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Joc Pederson will start for Dodgers in place of slumping Yasiel Puig

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — That must have been one impressive ball Joc Pederson lined foul Monday night.
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Chris Algieri thinks he can beat Manny Pacquiao

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — Chris Algieri wears stones around his wrist and neck that he believes increase the positive energy around him.
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Reports: Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker suspended after positive amphetamines test

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ryan Parker) — Denver Broncos star wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games due to a positive test for amphetamines, according to multiple reports.
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Is Michael Sam headed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ryan Parker) — The story of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, is not over.
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UCLA's Adrian Klemm upset over offensive line's performance in opener

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Everett Cook) — Adrian Klemm played five years in the NFL as an offensive lineman. He’s been coaching at the college level since 2008, and has been the offensive line coach at UCLA since 2011.
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Steve Sarkisian, David Shaw say they're beyond last year's dispute

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — Stanford Coach David Shaw said Tuesday there is "no animosity whatsoever" between he and now-USC Coach Steve Sarkisian.
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Lakers officially choose not to stretch out Steve Nash's salary

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — The deadline for the Lakers to use the "stretch" provision on Steve Nash passed over the weekend.
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Ryder Cup takes shape as Europeans leave Luke Donald off roster

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Wharton) — The European team headed for the Ryder Cup later this month will face the U.S. without former top-ranked golfer Luke Donald.
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USC Coach Steve Sarkisian lining up his 2015 recruiting class

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lindsey Thiry ) — For the first time in three years, USC has a class of 25 scholarships available.
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Dodgers' dilemma: Is Hanley Ramirez slumping or not healthy?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — The Dodgers very much need Hanley Ramirez right now, need him healthy and swinging that electric bat, playing somewhere near his superstar level.
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Lakers' week in review

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers added their 13th player last week, signing rookie guard Jordan Clarkson to a two-year contract.
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Dodgers can't make a move, on or off field, and lose to Nationals

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kevin Baxter) — When the calendar switched from August to September early Monday morning, whatever intrigue was still swirling around the Dodgers roster vanished.
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Dodgers can't keep up with Nationals in 6-4 loss

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kevin Baxter) — KEY MOMENT: After the teams traded first-inning home runs, Denard Span and Asdrubal Cabrera hit home runs one batter apart in the third inning, erasing a one-run deficit and putting the Nationals...
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Nationals pound Roberto Hernandez in 6-4 win over Dodgers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — The stretch drive called, and the Dodgers kinda yawned. Not exactly the desired response.
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Andy Murray looks more like .... well, Andy Murray, in win over Tsonga

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again.
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UCLA's Ishmael Adams has a chip that gives him an edge

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Foster) — UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks shook his head when the subject turned to Ishmael Adams.
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NFL rookie QB crop headed not by Johnny Manziel, but ... Derek Carr?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener.
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